Turnover rose ahead of the holiday cookies

The traders claimed pastry turnover could reach 50 percent larger than normal days with many Jakarta residents hunt cookies need for the holiday from mid-Ramadan.

“Lebaran such turnover could rise to 50 percent, the buyer is also getting crowded. Especially in the H-7 and H-3 buyers will get crowded again to hunt cookies or snacks,” said pastry sellers in the Market Lower Dam , Qonita told Reuters on Friday.

The price of each type of cookie range from 20,000 to Rp110.000/kg depending on its type. In addition to the soaring prices of basic commodities, the price of cookies also increased by Rp 4,000 to Rp10.000/kg.

“From the distributor everything has gone up, I have to naikin price the seller also, if you can not lose. However the average buyer does not mind the price goes up because the average need too. If I sell up Rp 4,000 to Rp 10,000,” said Qonita.

However, customers do not mind the prices are up because of cookie cake is considered a mandatory requirement when Eid arrives.

“I still buy despite riding, if there is no cake during Lebaran something was missing. Especially if a lot of you who have been there a light meal,” said Frida, a housewife.

Pastries are also annually has its own trends are much in demand by buyers. Cakes that appear this year include paris rice cake, cendol three flavors of cheese and crackers. Prices are set high enough that Rp110.000/kg.

Pastries like nastar, cheese cake, cake sago, cat’s tongue, and sumpia still the target of the buyers ahead of the holiday. All cakes are also increased to an average price Rp110.000/kg previously sold for Rp100.000/kg.

“I still buy nastar and sumpia every year because many families are like. All prices go up then I reduce the amount of purchases the cake, but the kind propagated,” said Susan, a private employee.

Food Production Down 50 Percent in North Sumatra

Realization of crop production in North Sumatra until May 2013 is still below 50 percent, as the impact of extreme weather.
Secretary of the Department of Agriculture of North Sumatra, Lukman Nulhaim Dalimunthe, in Medan on Monday, revealing, for the realization of the rice crop production until May 2013 reached 1,691,353 tons, or 43.64 per cent of the target this year.
While corn production reached 522 696 tonnes or 34.99 percent of the target 1.49405 million tons, while Soy lower that 32.22 percent or 4,361 tonnes from 13 533 tonnes of production plans.
He admits, there is also interference in rice, corn and soybeans in North Sumatra caused either disease, drought and mice.
But the attack was still judged to be too intrusive and the Department of Agriculture has done handling the disturbances on the plant.
Chairman of the Indonesian Corn Growers Association (Hipajagin), Jemat Sebayang said rat infestation has lowered corn production farmers in North Sumatra nearly 20 percent of the average farmer yields a number of 8-10 tons per hectare.
Rat attack occurred in Karo and Langkat and was followed by extreme weather caused corn harvest in July-September certainly reduced.
In Karo, the attack occurred in the District Mardingding rats, Lau Balem and Tigabinanga.

Bank Mega Syariah Aims Rp 265 Billion Profit in 2013

PT Bank Mega Syariah perseoran target by 2013 will reach 265 billion USD before taxes. The Company believes it is able to achieve the target.

This was revealed by the President Director of PT Bank Mega Syariah, Benny Witjaksono time press conference at Menara Bank Mega, Capt. Tendean Road, Jakarta (12/4/2013).

“In 2013, we have reached the target grossnya profit at Rp 265 billion, or after tax of Rp 198 billion. Course to secure this we have step by step,” he said.

Benny did not mention what the expansion to be able to achieve these targets. “We have also reached earlier illustrates that God willing will be up,” he added.

The target is higher than the company’s profit after tax in 2012, which reached Rp 184.8 billion. Said to Benny, corporate profits continue to experience positive trends. Characterized by increased earnings in 2012 amounted to 243.2% in 2011 compared to the previous which only reached Rp 53.8 billion.

Furthermore Benny said, profit after tax increased performance company supported by 3 main things. Among them is the better performance of the company, also in terms of business growth.

“First petumbuhan business itself. Both increase employee productivity, the third, we are very successful in controlling operating costs,” he concluded.

Up turnover, Kalbe Farma Raup Rp 922 Billion Profit

Net income of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (KLBF) rose 14.2% in the first half of 2013 to Rp 922 billion. The rise in profits was driven significant sales growth.

In line with net income, earnings per share also increased to Rp 20 per share from Rp 17 per share. While net sales grew by 18.9% to Rp 7.421 trillion from Rp 6.244 trillion in the same period in 2012.

“Despite rising inflation, we see the demand for pharmaceutical products, consumer health and nutrition products can last up to the first half of 2013,” said Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary Kalbe Vidjongtius in a press release on Wednesday (31/07/2013).

Gross profit increased by 18.3% to Rp 3,623 billion, in line with sales growth. The ratio of gross profit to sales decreased 0.3% to 48.8% from 49.1% in the first half of last year, among others, due to the impact of the depreciation of Rupiah and change the composition of the business.

“We remain wary of the rupiah and anticipate continued volatility in the short term and their impact on the Company’s margins. Nevertheless, we remain confident of achieving the target this year,” he said.

Prescription Drug Division recorded net sales of Rp 1,887 trillion, up 18.1%, driven mainly by volume growth. Prescription Drug division contributed 25% to total net sales.

Health Division recorded growth of 19% to net sales of Rp 1,194 trillion. Health Division contributed 16% to total sales

Nutrition Division maintains the momentum achieved net sales of USD 1.759 trillion, an increase of 32.1% over the same period in 2012. Nutrition division now contributes 24% to total sales.

Distribution and Logistics division grew 11.6% to reach sales of Rp 2,581 billion. Distribution and Logistics division contributed 35% to total net sales, down from 37% in the first half of 2012.

Impact of Selling Assets in 2011, Merck Profit Drops 53%

Pharmaceutical and chemical company, PT Merck Tbk recorded a decrease in net income in 2012. The German issuers, incised profit of Rp 108 billion, down 53.24% from the previous period which amounted to Rp 231.16 billion.

Director of Finance Bambang Nurcahyo explain, the decline in 2012 net profit, due in 2011, the company is selling assets. This has an impact on revenues soaring Merck in 2011, while in 2012, there is no asset sales.

“The decline in performace 2012, causes the 2011 to sell property assets and Kemang BSD net profit of Rp 70 billion. Assets sold in 2011,” said Bambang at Public Expose Merck headquarters in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, Wednesday (20/03/2013).

In 2012, Merck’s sales reached Rp 930 billion, up 1.18% from the 2012 period amounted to Rp 919 billion. This sale, supported by three business units namely Chemicals Rp 359 billion, Merck Serono worth Rp 405 billion and Rp Consumer Healthcare 166 billion.

Merck also will perform a dividend of Rp 75 billion to shareholders. However, Bambang reluctant to mention the target profit, revenue and business plans and capital expenditures in 2013.

Taxi Express Raup Rp 60 Billion Profit, Grow 54%

Is ground transportation services brand Express, Express Transindo Main Tbk PT (TAXI) earned a net profit of Rp 60.5 billion. The amount of net income increased 54% when compared to net income in the same period in 2012 amounting to Rp 39 billion. This achievement exceeded the company’s target of Rp 59 billion.

The rise in net profit driven by the acquisition of the company’s total revenue per June 30, 2013 which reached Rp 331.3 billion, an increase of 40% when compared to the same period of the previous year of Rp 237 billion.

“The Company’s financial performance this semester boast, revenue growth and significant earnings thanks to the success and efficiency of the Company’s expansion strategy, in addition to our success was due to maintaining the quality of service,” said Chief Financial Officer Taxi Express David Santoso in a press release, in Jakarta, Friday (2 / 8/2013).

He said the biggest contribution is still dominated by regular taxi which reached 84%. The rest of the Business Value Added Business Transportation Limousine dominated by vehicles that are in Bali, Lombok, Bandung and Jakarta.

Express regular cab fleet itself which operates to this day more than 8,800 units, which is targeted to reach 10 035 units by year-end.

“This year we expect to be able to add to our regular fleet of 2,000 units,” added David.

For this year, he said, the company aims to add 5 new pool in the area Jadetabek.

According to him, from the target, the Company has been getting 3 new locations for the pool. The Company is currently looking for a location for a second pool. Indeed most current pool still in Jadetabek. In addition to the Jadetabek, Express Group also has a pool in the other areas, namely in Bali, Lombok, Medan, Surabaya and Semarang.

Meanwhile, with regard to the new tariff set Express Group, David explained that it does not affect the Company’s financial.

This is because the Express Group implemented a partnership scheme with the driver, so that the new tariff solely to adjust the driver’s income and maintain the welfare of each individual driver’s partner.

While the driver of the Company’s partners deposit value remained elevated and did not participate. “We will continue to focus on improving service to our customers. We are confident in the consistency of the Company’s future financial performance has continued to increase, especially taxi business in Indonesia is very potential, “he explained.

PT. RNI Beef Production in Developing

Mataram – Capacity Slaughter House (RPH) Banyumulek, West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, improved. Before managed by PT. Cattle Rajawali Indonesia (SRI) – from state-owned PT group. Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI), only 25 birds per day, to 100 head per day. Could even reach the target of 60 thousand head per year.

Director of PT RNI Ismed Hasan Putro explain, to meet the needs before Eid, RPH Banyumulek optimistic capable of supplying 10 tons of meat.

That’s why, in addition to increasing the capacity cut, PT. SRI also continue to increase the production of beef cattle. In land area covering 26 hectares Banyumulek RPH, 5 acres of which are currently being prepared for construction of cattle shed.

Beef from slaughterhouses Banyumulek with the trademark ‘King of Meat’ has entered the market as much as 5 tons Jakarta last week. “We’ve sold five variants of the flesh,” he told Tempo in Mataram, Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Variant ‘King of Meat’ in between the outer meat, tenderloin, sirloin, until back to the material rendang dishes. The price varies, from Rp 70 thousand to Rp 120 thousand per kilogram.

Ismed also explains, in cooperation with PT PT SRI Golden Gate NTB (PT GNE), remedy the freezing process the meat before it is supplied to the market, particularly to the island of Java. As for the beef cattle breeding activities, are woven kersama with local farmers as breeders plasma.

According Ismed, PT. SRI initial disburse Rp 65 billion to buy 15,000 head of beef cattle. While in the area is currently available Banyumulek RPH 150 head of cows 1500 plan to be developed. “In the year 6000 produces a tail,” he said.

The next stage, said Ismed, is a diversified business, such as producing meatballs to sausage, which will be marketed to various areas in Java, including Jakarta and Bali. Also for local needs on the island of Lombok.

Head of Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health NTB Hery Erpan mnengatakan Rayes, the work done by PT. RNI is appropriate because NTB is a source of beef cattle. Tail of the potential 106,000 cattle, 32,500 NTB can set quotas tail.

Potential of beef cattle in NTB does not include unrecorded about 45,000 birds. While the beef quota seeds, both males and females up to 22,000 head of as many as 41,000 potential tail.